The Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects’ (JGMA) KLEO Art Residences project intentionally challenges affordable housing typologies by rethinking what dignity is in the way that people live. The design emphasizes the use of light in improving quality of life for the residents and creating a beacon of hope for the Washington Park community.
- Summarize the history of the KLEO project.
- Expand on the concept behind the KLEO project.
- Explore how “light” became the primary need for the residents.
- Explain how the project is helping transform a community.
Giulio Pedota applies his theatrical and engineering experience to a wide variety of projects. He is committed to a collaborative, creative, and intuitive design approach that integrates aesthetics, sustainable strategies, and modern technologies. Giulio has served as President of the Illuminating Engineering Society - Chicago Section and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Juan Gabriel Moreno, AIA, is an award-winning architect and President/Founder of JGMA (Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects), one of the most highly acclaimed architecture studios in Chicago. Juan has been creating provocative architecture for more than 30 years. He has worked on global projects across a diverse portfolio of public and private work in typologies ranging from education, government, research, commercial, urban planning, product design and graphic design.